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Nancy Malone has dedicated her career to designing beautiful, regionally appropriate, high-performance buildings. Nancy is currently project principal for the passively heated and cooled, net-zero energy Jess Jackson Sustainable Winery Building at the University of California, Davis and the net-zero energy Yosemite Environmental Education Center in Yosemite National Park. She was the Project Manager for the off-the-grid visitor center at Pinnacles National Monument and for the Camp Arroyo Environmental Education Center, an AIA COTE Top 10 Green Building.

Other notable efforts include directing research for the Emeryville Resourceful Building project; this research led to AIA Research and AIA COTE Top 10 Green Project awards for the project. She also led LEED accreditation for Orinda City Hall (LEED Gold) and the David Brower Center in Berkeley (LEED Platinum). Her earlier experience at local architecture firms includes work at the Ecological Design Institute in Sausalito, CA, where she researched alternative materials and construction methods, and coordinated the design and documentation of a large rammed earth building.

Nancy has taught Resource Efficient Design at the University of California, Davis and Ecological Design in the School of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Over the years, she has served on several Technical Advisory Groups creating or advising on green building standards, including the LEED-NC MRTAG, the LEED-H MRTASC, and the GreenPoint Rated system. Nancy lectures regularly and is currently co-teaching a series of all-day classes on climate-responsive design and zero-net energy homes.